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Hotpoint TCEL 87B - This tumble dryer rolls all clothing up

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Hotpoint TCEL 87B - This tumble dryer rolls all clothing up in a ball or a sausage shape if sheets are being dried. Never come across this with any of the previous dryers I've owned.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  johnnn40 replied 9 months ago.
Does the water content of the clothes seem greater than usual, when you remove them from the washer, before you put them into the dryer? Also inspect the vent hose and cap for lint blocking the air flow through the dryer.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
HiCustomerClothing is fine after the appropriate spin in the washing machine. The tumble dryer is a condenser dryer so there is no vent!
Expert:  johnnn40 replied 9 months ago.
The clothes condition is being caused by restricted air flow through the dryer. If your condenser is clogged with lint, and it cannot be cleaned out, it must be replaced. The condenser is available from www.buyspares.co.uk.Thank you for choosing Justanswer.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
The condenser is cleaned regularly and the 'ball' effect has been a problem since day one, so much so that my wife seldom uses it due to crushing of the clothes and sheets/duvets in particular.
Expert:  johnnn40 replied 9 months ago.
Have you discussed your problem with a customer service technician? If you haven't, you can contact one at www.hotpoint.com, either by phone or chat mail or email.

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